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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Sky

Today was a lovely midsummer day, comfortably warm but not scorching, and just sunny enough to get the laundry nice and dry.

We had given up car shopping for a while, as weekends had gotten full of soccer and fiber festivals, getting Miss B ready for camp and taking her there. We're looking for a high(ish)-mileage car, but Grant's height limits our choices quite a bit. He's only six foot two, but our legs are the same length (I'm five foot seven), meaning that most of his height is in his torso. Cars that look like they should be big enough for him are, as long as he's willing to drive with his head permanently tilted to one side like Vince D'Onofrio trying to psych out the traffic. Strangely enough, though, our very low-slung 1993 Saturn wagon accommodates him quite well, so I suggested sometime back that maybe we should look at Ions. Finally today we betook ourselves to Saturn of Lowell, where we found that indeed he does fit in an Ion, and it's a very nice car. Next weekend when Miss B comes home we'll head back up to see what she thinks. (She gets a vote, but not the deciding one.) We could have a winner here, ladies and gentlemen.

Grant ordered takeout for dinner, and we've been hanging out reading (Grant) and spinning (me) and watching the game (the Sox won). Not a bad day overall.


  • It was a lovely day, wasn't it? Glad you found a car that fits.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 10:49 PM  

  • my 6 foot 5 friend drives a mini and fits just fine. ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:42 AM  

  • So many variables in car shopping. Hooray for finding a fit.

    By Blogger roxie, at 10:23 AM  

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